Latin America Goes Global: From Diplomacy to Business to Pop Culture, the Ways the Region is Changing the World
The Spring 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly, released on May 2, examines the ways in which Latin America is asserting its new economic and diplomatic influence in the world and the future of U.S. power in the region. The new AQ looks at emerging blocs like UNASUR, IBSA, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, changes in regional and extra-regional commerce flows and foreign direct investment, the stagnation in U.S. scholarship on Latin America, and one of the enduring myths about Latin America's relationship with the United States—the region's supposed anti-Americanism.
Also in the issue, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson shares ten facts that you didn't know about U.S.-Latin America relations.
Plus, read in-depth articles on the NRA's hemispheric efforts to beat back gun control legislation beyond the United States, the Brazilian government's attempt to reform its monetary policy, and the toll that mara violence and extortion is taking on organized labor in Guatemala.
In This Issue:
Latin America Goes Global
A newfound sense of solidarity and purpose drives the region's multilateral trade strategies.
Gringo Stay Here!
ANDY BAKER AND DAVID CUPERY
Anti-Americanism in the region isn't what you think. Here's why.
The Region Has Moved On: U.S. Scholarship Hasn't
The region's moved on; U.S. scholarship hasn't.
The Next Step
ALEJANDRO M. WERNER AND OYA CELASUN
After a decade of growth, the region needs to consolidate its successes.
The Politics of Pipelines
Alberta's Tar Sands and other unconventional resources alter the geopolitics of energy—and of climate change.
What is IBSA Anyway?
The bloc launched by India, Brazil and South Africa marks its 10th anniversary.
The Next Big Thing? The Trans-Pacific Partnership & Latin America
BARBARA KOTSCHWAR AND JEFFREY J. SCHOTT
Moving the Trans-Pacific Partnership into second gear.
U.S.-Latin American Relations
ROBERTA S. JACOBSON
Ten things you didn't know.
CHARTICLE: Latin America's Changing Global Connections
Tracking commerce flows and foreign direct investment from 1995 to 2001.
ASK THE EXPERTS
What role will Latin America have in world affairs? Cynthia Arnson, Flavio Darío Espinal, Howard J. Wiarda, and Pablo E. Guidotti respond.
The NRA's Hemispheric Reach
How the NRA promotes gun rights across the hemisphere.
Brazil's Second-Best Financial Strategy
Can smart monetary policy revive investment?
Dispatches from the Field: The maras add union-busting to their repertoire of murder and extortion in Guatemala.
Panorama: Fashionistas flock to Jamaica, Rock al Parque in Bogotá, celebrating the cuy, 10 Things To Do in Vancouver, and more.
Hard Talk: Will ALBA Outlive Chávez? Pablo Solón and Gregory Weeks debate.
Innovators: Michèle Audette fights for Québec Indigenous women's rights, Mauricio Diaz Calderón promotes literature for social change in Colombia, Tania Mattos defends young U.S. undocumented immigrants, Instiglio connects private investors with social impact projects.
Policy Updates: José Antonio Caballero on court reform in Mexico, Tim Rogers on Central America's border squabbles, Socorro Ramírez on the Pacific Alliance.
Fresh Look Reviews: Andrew Selee on Shannon O'Neil's analysis of the road ahead for the U.S. and Mexico. Saskia Sassen reviews Moisés Naím's redefinition of power relations.